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The Effect of International Competition on Union and Nonunion Wages

The Effect of International Competition on Union and Nonunion Wages Using data from the May 1975 to 1981 Current Population Surveys, the authors examine the impact of international competition on union and nonunion wages. Two findings emerge from the study. First, international competition, measured by import share, was a significant determinant of union and nonunion wages: a 10% rise in the import share lowered the union wage differential by about 2%. Second, the net negative effect of a given import share on both union and nonunion wages decreased sharply in absolute magnitude as the percentage organized increased. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ILR Review SAGE

The Effect of International Competition on Union and Nonunion Wages

ILR Review , Volume 43 (4): 13 – Jul 1, 1990

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© 1990 Cornell University
ISSN
0019-7939
eISSN
2162-271X
DOI
10.1177/001979399004300407
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Abstract

Using data from the May 1975 to 1981 Current Population Surveys, the authors examine the impact of international competition on union and nonunion wages. Two findings emerge from the study. First, international competition, measured by import share, was a significant determinant of union and nonunion wages: a 10% rise in the import share lowered the union wage differential by about 2%. Second, the net negative effect of a given import share on both union and nonunion wages decreased sharply in absolute magnitude as the percentage organized increased.

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ILR ReviewSAGE

Published: Jul 1, 1990

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